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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, North Carolina: County officials are grappling with how to handle and possibly strengthen regulations for solar farms in Brunswick County. During the Brunswick County Commissioners’ meeting on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) night, the board was presented with proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance regarding solar farm requirements,…

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In his University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison lab, Su-Chun Zhang discovered a likely cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after turning skin cells from ALS patients into stem cells. A protein error in cellular structures called neurofilaments, which transport chemicals that…

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Imagine driving a car that doesn’t emit harmful fumes but clean water instead? A hydrogen-powered vehicle (HPV) was displayed at the third International Conference on Future Mobility (ICFM) in Dubai on Tuesday last week. The car called Mirai (which means ‘The Future’ in Japanese) is manufactured by Japanese carmaker Toyota.…

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In line with the UAE’s Vision 2021, which is aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on fossil fuel, top car manufacturers are running full throttle offering hybrid cars and electric vehicles (EVs) to UAE motorists. On display at the 14th Dubai International Motor Show that ran until Saturday were the…

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Imagine a bus that a person in a wheelchair could use without assistance, that automatically guides a blind passenger to his seat by sound and communicates in sign language with a deaf rider. Those are just a few of the features that a team of IBM employees is developing as…

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Add Scott Hassee to the list of former Norwalk athletes who have made golf their career choice. The 2006 Norwalk graduate went on to Ohio Wesleyan, graduating in 2010 with a double major in economics and math. At both venues, he excelled in golf. There was little doubt that if…

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When what is now the Rolex Rankings for women’s golfers started in 2006, the No. 1 spot was in strong hands. Annika Sorenstam grabbed it and held it for 60 weeks. When she retired in 2008, she left it in even stronger hands. Lorena Ochoa had it for a whopping…

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Southern California’s weather makes it an ideal place to for a golfer to hone his skills. It’s a bit ironic that Camarillo native Johnny Ruiz heated up his golf career by heading north to compete in chilly Canada. After playing local mini tour events for a few years, Ruiz decided…

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A withering, unrelenting and highly personal Twitter attack on Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. backfired on the word assailant, who resigned his job and issued a public apology. Brent Nottestad, who was the golf coach at Cambridge (Wisconsin) High School, fired off a string of racially-motivated tweets at NASCAR’s lone African-American…

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After three years of barely budging, fossil fuel emissions are once again climbing, according to new Stanford-led analyses. Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human activities were nearly flat between 2014 and 2106, despite growth in the global economy, reports the Global Carbon Project, an international team chaired…

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